New research from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-reported care management and coordination activities were not associated with improved outcomes or lower spending for patients with complex needs.
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Geisel Study Finds Downside Risk Contracts Still Less Common for ACOs
Findings from a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published in the July issue of Health Affairs, shows that while the number and variety of contracts held by ACOs have increased dramatically in recent years, the proportion of those bearing downside risk has seen only modest growth.
The Dartmouth Institute’s Class of 2019 ‘Called to do Great Things’ in Healthcare
On June 7, a remarkable group of 93 healthcare influencers joined the ranks of Dartmouth alumni as The Dartmouth Institute celebrated its MPH, MS, and PhD graduates of the Class of 2019.
Study Reveals How ACOs Use Home Visits to Improve Care and Reduce Hospital Use
Findings from a Dartmouth study, led by Taressa Fraze, PhD, offer new details about how Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are using home visits to improve care management and identify patient needs while aiming to reduce costs. The study was part of a broader research effort at Dartmouth focused on how ACOs care for patients with complex clinical and social needs.
Study Finds that Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy Lowers Risk of Preterm Births
There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open.
O’Malley Receives Distinguished Award for Scientific Excellence
James O’Malley, MS, PhD, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and of biomedical data science at the Geisel School of Medicine and director of the Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, has received the 2019 ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) Award for Excellence in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Methodology.
Professor Ellen Meara Appointed to Endowed Professorship
Ellen Meara, PhD, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and an adjunct professor of economics at Dartmouth College, has been named to the Peggy Y. Thomson Professorship in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.
Key Elements: Valuing Medical Students in Research
Dedicated to mentoring Geisel students interested in research, Paul Barr, PhD, values their perspective and views them as a natural conduit between the medical and research communities.
Dartmouth Institute Class Day Highlights
On June 8, The Dartmouth Institute celebrated 84 MPH, MS, and PhD graduates during its Class Day ceremony, at which students were hooded and awarded their diplomas. This newly minted group of Dartmouth alumni also includes the Institute’s first online MPH class of 28 students. Read more…
Empowering Communities Through Photography
By putting cameras in the hands of people of all ages to share their point of view—a process called photovoice—Geisel researcher Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD TDI ’02 seeks to understand how a rural community’s infrastructure contributes to health behaviors.